The PyeongChang Olympics have already given us our share of comebacks and improbable stories. But Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong’s stands out.
Frimpong is only the second-ever Ghanaian to compete in the Winter Olympics and the first to compete in the death-defying sport of skeleton, where sliders streak down a course at speeds of more than 100 km/h.
His athletic journey began in the Netherlands, where, at age eight he moved as an undocumented immigrant. As a teenager Frimpong was a gifted sprinter, even winning the Dutch junior national title at 200 metres. His athletic abilities found him a sp…
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